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another name for blend (def. 7)
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Word Origin for portmanteau word
C19: from the idea that two meanings are packed into one word
Words nearby portmanteau word
Port Lavaca, Port Louis, portly, Port Lyautey, portmanteau, portmanteau word, Port Moody, Port Moresby, Port Neches, Portnet, Port Nicholson
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How to use portmanteau word in a sentence
This longing for grimness actually has its own portmanteau word, ostalgie.The Week in Polls|Adam Hanft|October 17, 2008|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes "bazing" was the order, a portmanteau-word describing a morning spent in grazing the horses, and bathing ourselves.In the Ranks of the C.I.V.|Erskine Childers